Google Assistant is a powerful tool, with (if not thousands) of ways to use it. Built into every Google Home ($129 at Walmart) speaker, it can help you around the house and deliver answers for pretty much any question you throw at it.
But if all you've done since getting a Google Home speaker is ask it toor , you're missing out. It's time to dive deeper into all the ways you can make Google Assistant on your Google Home work for you.
Order a pizza, lock your doors (not necessarily at the same time)
Google Assistant connects with many third party services so you can broaden its abilities. These integrations, called, can from Domino's, your compatible Mercedes car, or if you have an .
Want more? The list of Google Assistant apps.
Go shopping without leaving the house
Out of milk? Need more shampoo? Want to order another Google Home speaker? Google Assistant can do it all. Once you, you can ask your at Ulta, , Whole Foods, Costco, , Petsmart, Walgreens and many more stores.
Sometimes the simplest tools are the best ones. If you usually rush through brushing your teeth (guilty),is dead-simple way to make your dentist happy.
Sure, you can ask Google Assistant to "Set a timer for 2 minutes," but you can go one step further and set up Google, toothbrush time" and it starts the countdown to cleaner teeth.. Just say the magic phrase, like "OK
Ditch your remote
Never again will you need to dig through Netflix with a remote to pick up where you left off on . With Google Home, you can and start playing movies and shows from , HBO, and .
Google Home also recognizesfor Netflix such as Pause, Stop and Start at the beginning. Just say the magic words and you get complete control over your TV.
Change Google Home's Voice
If you're a bit tired of the standard voice of Google Assistant, you! From the Google Assistant iOS or Android app, just head to Settings > Preferences > Assistant Voice. There you can pick from 8 different voices, some more robotic-sounding than others.
If none of them suite your tastes, keep your eye out for later this year whenwill be one of the options.
Your new morning routine
Imagine that when you wake up, Google Assistant will tell you the events on your calendar, turn on the lights, and start making you coffee.with your Google Home.
You can set up a, in the Google Assistant app. You can select any of the 6 pre-installed Routines, such as "Good morning" or "Commuting to work," or create your own from scratch. They can do everything from play music and read your reminders, to turn on lights and smart switches, and adjust your smart thermostat temperature.
Give Google Home a makeover
Fortunately, it's easy to copper, black, or red options from Google. Don't like the white top part of the speaker? Cover it with a .to better fit your decor or desires. You can swap out the grey base for official
If you'd like to untether your Google Home from your wall outlet, you can easilyfor it. That lets you bring your Google Home speaker into the backyard to play music without running an extension cord.
Want more things you can do with Google Home? Here is
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